Standards for Operation of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, WEF 11

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Standards for Operation of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, WEF 11 ensures personnel have the information they need to understand each process, make informed process control decisions, and recognize the basic requirements of preventive maintenance and troubleshooting.

Water resource recovery facility operators and maintenance staff are responsible for the protection of the environment and public health by ensuring excellent process control and equipment function. The processes and equipment used at these facilities are very complex and require continuous training. Standards for Operation of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, WEF 11, ensures that these critical personnel have the information they need to understand each process, make informed process control decisions, and recognize the basic requirements of preventive maintenance and troubleshooting.

Standards for Operation of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, WEF 11 includes

  • Liquid Treatment
  • Solids Treatment
  • Process Performance Improvements
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Permit Compliance and Wastewater Treatment Systems
  • Industrial Wastes and Pretreatment
  • Safety
  • Management Information Systems –Reports and Records
  • Process Instrumentation
  • Pumping of Wastewater and Sludge
  • Chemical Storage, Handling, and Feeding
  • Utilities
  • Maintenance
  • Odor Control
  • Integrated Process Management
  • Training
  • Outsourced Operations Services and Public/Private Partnership

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Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 Introduction
  • Chapter 2 Regulatory Considerations
  • Chapter 3 Fundamentals of Management
  • Chapter 4 Pretreatment Program Requirements for Industrial Wastewater
  • Chapter 5 Safety
  • Chapter 6 Management Information Systems—Reports and Records
  • Chapter 7 Instrumentation and Control
  • Chapter 8 Pumping of Wastewater and Sludge
  • Chapter 9 Chemical Storage, Handling, and Feeding
  • Chapter 10 Electrical Distribution Systems
  • Chapter 11 Utilities
  • Chapter 12 Maintenance
  • Chapter 13 Odor Control
  • Chapter 14 Integrated Process Management
  • Chapter 15 Outsourced Operations Services and Public–Private Partnerships
  • Chapter 16 Training
  • Chapter 17 Characterization and Sampling of Wastewater
  • Chapter 18 Preliminary Treatment
  • Chapter 19 Primary Treatment
  • Chapter 20 Activated Sludge
  • Chapter 21 Trickling Filters, Rotating Biological Contactors, and Integrated Treatment
  • Chapter 22 Biological Nutrient Removal Processes
  • Chapter 23 Natural Biological Processes
  • Chapter 24 Physical–Chemical Treatment
  • Chapter 25 Process Performance Improvements
  • Chapter 26 Effluent Disinfection
  • Chapter 27 Solids Management
  • Chapter 28 Characterization and Sampling of Residuals
  • Chapter 29 Thickening
  • Chapter 30 Anaerobic Digestion
  • Chapter 31 Aerobic Digestion
  • Chapter 32 Additional Stabilization Methods
  • Chapter 33 Dewatering

 

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